My call...

Romans 10:13-14 (NLT)
For “EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

Monday, February 14, 2011

ISRAEL - Day 6


According to scripture and western tradition, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary at her house. Therefore, the cave that represents her house is known also as the Grotto of the Annunciation.

Nazareth in the New Testament times was a small farming village, probably with between two and four hundred habitants.

Today there is a huge city on top, with thousands of habitants.

Currently there is a church on top of Mary’s cave, it’s call the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation.

In a time frame of 2000 years, there has been over 5 different churches builded in top of each other in the same place (from Christian to Byzantine to Crusader to Franciscan to Roman Catholic).

For me is not really important the ‘place’ as much as the ‘business’ of the One that was raised in that home; it is my prayer that as we continue to be part of our churches, we can see beyond the walls and take part in what the heart of the matter is.


  1. looks nice. someday I should go.

  2. This is so great of you to share with us.
    Your photos are wonderful but your relating to the scriptures is a real message.
    Thank you.
    Elaine Riddle